Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Olympus dSLR

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 21, 2010, 5:33 AM   #1
Senior Member
piXelatedEmpire's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Yarra Ranges, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 197
Default [pic] Osprey portrait

My first trip to Healsville Sanctuary with the 70-300mm yielded pretty disappointing results. The weather was pretty ordinary, very overcast, & the lens just wasn’t up to the task. It was particularly slow to focus & would hunt endlessly. It was on this day that I decided I required a faster lens for such weather & low light conditions.

This was the only shot that I was happy with from the visit. It was taken after the Birds of Prey exhibition. The Osprey is the last of the BoP to come out during the show as the Keeper informed us that it has a tendency to not return to its cage for some time after the show. After the show I stayed in the arena photographing the Osprey perched high upon a wooden structure eating a fish. A few minutes after everyone had left, the Osprey flew down to the Keeper, still wish fish all over its beak. The Keeper then called us over to have a closer look at this beautiful bird. It was an amazing experience!

Olympus E620
Zuiko 70-300mm lens


piXelatedEmpire.com | Bird & Wildlife Photography

Olympus E30 | Zuiko 50-200mm SWD | EC-14 | EC-20| EX-25 | FL-50R
piXelatedEmpire is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Oct 21, 2010, 1:40 PM   #2
Super Moderator
Hards80's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 9,046

very nice portrait. the feather detail is great.
Hards80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 21, 2010, 3:16 PM   #3
Senior Member
Scouse's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Camano Island, WA.
Posts: 2,328

Nice one! Wonderful birds, I'm hoping to catch one or two on my ride south.
"You are who you pretend to be."
Kurt Vonnegut Jnr.
Scouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 21, 2010, 6:10 PM   #4
Senior Member
HarjTT's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,469

Hi Adam

Thanks for posting and my those are really magnificent birds.



HarjTT is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:35 AM.